Globalization wields powerful influence over societies and cultures. Business travelers and tourists both observe and distribute new ideas. New ideas, interactions, foods and products are tried, then embraced or discarded. With the internet or satellite television, films, publications, photographs, news reports and cartoons can travel instantly, entertaining or angering audiences around the globe. With social media like Facebook or Twitter, individuals offer news and own instant pronouncements on trends. Whether slowly through immigration or immediately online, these connections bring about some convergence of norms on fashion to human rights while also provoking challenges from traditionalists. A global society has emerged, and it’s tightly linked.

Nationalism in Sports

In a globalized world, don't just cheer for the home team
Cho Se-Hyon
April 6, 2004

Firewalls to Freedom

Governments can manipulate the internet to limit free speech and dissent
Rebecca MacKinnon
March 9, 2009

To Shelter Its Cuisine, Italian City Bans Foreign Flavors

Lucca officials gamble that visitors will be content with one version of “authentic” cuisine
Nick Squires
February 23, 2009

Bangladesh’s Challenge

Country is positioned to become a strong economic competitor
Philip Bowring
February 20, 2009

Protectionism Hurts US Schools

Outsourcing could boost education reform
Amity Shlaes
March 7, 2004

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